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Publisher's Summary

The world will never see another peace conference like the one which took place in Paris in 1919. For six months, the world's major leaders - including Woodrow Wilson, president of the United States, David Lloyd George, prime minister of Great Britain, and Georges Clemenceau, prime minister of France - met to discuss the peace settlements which were to end World War One.
©2003 Margaret MacMillan (P)2003 Recorded Books, LLC
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5 out of 5 stars
By Jon on 04-05-10

Best Audible Title Yet

Dr MacMillan has a great voice. I felt like she was speaking to me - not reading a script. Excellent articulation and enunciation. I am finding myself listening to this one again and again, from different start points. My friends at work are amazed by how much I now know about this important event in modern history. If Dr MacMillan comes up with another title - I'm buying it. Wish I'd had professors as interesting as her in university...

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5 out of 5 stars
By Utku on 08-17-09

Highly recommended

I especially liked the small anecdotes Prof. MacMillan inserts in between the events. Her analysis of the personalities involved in the conference together with those anecdotes gives a human perspective to the decisions made in Paris in 1919.

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By Burbag on 04-01-15

A revelation

What did you like most about Six Months That Changed the World?

It told a coherent story which resonates today. European imperialism of the early twentieth century has major repercussions today

Who was your favorite character and why?

The vanity of the then European powers dominate the book. Miscalculation on every side was the dominant motif which was encapsulated in the Paris Peace Conference

What about the narrator’s performance did you like?

The informal but precise delivery. It helped one understand a very complex scenario

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

My reaction was despair. Human beings seem intent on self destruction. And mass destruction can now be an end in itself. Technology offers the ultimate cataclysm

Any additional comments?

A great read. To understand the world we now live in this is the essential primer

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5 out of 5 stars
By Oliver Moor on 01-03-15

Vital to listen to

This book is essential. If you want an understanding of how the world has taken the direction it has, give it a go - understanding the mechanics of WW1 is important, but the political decision s made afterwards are much more so. The author (and narrator) gets her points across welll - the book is well structured, beautifully read and benefits from multiple listenings. A really excellent choice.

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By Ian Hyde on 01-04-17

Excellent overview

Well set out and well-paced narrative. This filled in a lot of gaps in my knowledge.

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By Garyfmp on 07-01-16

Essential in understanding today's world

A brief but very important lecture if you're interested in finding out what created the current world as it is today and understanding why there are ongoing conflicts.
I don't agree with the professor's conclusion but one has to remember the lecture was recorded in 2003 it would be interesting to get an updated conclusion with the benefit of hindsight. I would highly recommend this lecture.

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